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Sports blotter: In the rough
Another day, another New York sports icon fends off a rape allegation.
Did Johan Santana go out of bounds? Plus, LT's self-abuse defense falls short.
| July 02, 2010
The biggest story in sports media last week was the discovery of surreptitiously shot nude-video footage of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, whose comeliness has made her a favorite — and sometimes a fetish — of the online sports commentariat.
ESPN's odd double standard on sex
| July 31, 2009
Phillipe and Jorge wish they could claim to have coined that headline about professional loony Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska prior to her first term being completed, but full points go to Geoffrey Dunn of The Huffington Post .
Sarah says 'no mas.' Plus, the United States of Goldman Sachs.
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| July 10, 2009
Flashback: Sox Populi
The October wind plays tricks on a man when the last breeze of summer meets the first chill of winter in the stands at Fenway Park. When other teams in other parks are playing out the World Series, the air in the Fens hangs heavy.
A short story for opening week
JAMES MCLINDON AND SCOTT BURRISS
| April 17, 2009
The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
Nine questions that will shape the new season
| April 01, 2009
Interview: Mitch Fatel
Given that he was once an intern for Howard Stern, it's not too surprising that comedian Mitch Fatel is all about clits and tits, and assorted lady bits – not the stuff that feminists would gleefully shave their legs over.
Fatel hates the Yankees, loves stand-up
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| March 18, 2009
Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports
College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
| January 07, 2009
Skell of the year 2008
Man, this was a tough one.
Four out of five dentists recommend Plaxico as 2008’s worst sports criminal
| December 23, 2008
Sports blotter: Burress edition
| December 10, 2008
Sports blotter: "CSI: Binghamton" edition
| November 19, 2008
More bad news for the Mets
Look, it just isn’t seemly for us non–New Yorkers to laugh too much about the continued suckdom of the New York Mets, specifically their bullpen.
Sports blotter: "Very bad times" edition
| October 09, 2008
The first pitcher/catcher cartoon in the New Yorker was also the simplest.
Cartoons of pitchers and catchers talking are a New Yorker staple. What is so funny about rubbers?
| August 13, 2008
Bought and paid for
Boston haters will say that the Celtics purchased their 17th championship.
Balls and pucks
| June 18, 2008
Man of the Century
Bo Diddley, a particular favorite of Lupo, was the first “name” performer to play the club.
The late, great Bo Diddley helped put Lupo’s on the map
PHILLIPE + JORGE
| June 04, 2008
The O'Reilly factor
Letters to the Boston editor: June 6, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| June 04, 2008
‘Great’ is definitely the wrong word
When I come across an obvious factual error in a book, my initial inclination is to wince in sympathy for the soon-to-be-embarrassed author. Unless, that is, the mistake is infuriatingly egregious, in which case I’m more apt to throw the book up against
Richard Bradley’s fact-challenged book on the Sox-Yanks’ ’78 season finale is filled with Buckner-esque errors.
| May 28, 2008
Can’t anybody here play this game?
The need to reinvent Rhode Island’s economic infrastructure — which remains anemic compared with most of its neighbors in New England — is more urgent than ever.
Rhode Island remains trapped between economic distress and missed opportunities
| May 21, 2008
The void recedes
So I say, to hell with the opener. Catching up with the Sox when they finally get to Oakland is fine.
Balls and pucks
| March 26, 2008
When NESN periodically broadcasts a historic Red Sox game during the off-season, the vast swaths of empty seats are enough to cause a sharp sense of wistfulness for many fans.
Fans are paying the price for the Sox success: inside the Fenway fiasco
| March 10, 2008
Question: what do you do when your team decides to offer you, a mere 20 year old, $12.5 million over five years?
Sports blotter: "Puts up a brick!" edition
| August 08, 2007
Play ball, Rhody-style
Baseball fans in New England view spring’s wispy introduction through a different lens.
Nine innings’ worth of stuff you don’t know about Rhode Island and baseball
| April 06, 2007
Countdown to draft day
It’s a dramatic race against time in the American penal system and the NFL draft.
Sports blotter: "NFL spies" edition
| March 28, 2007
Why are Bostonians so damn mean?
27 things that drive us crazy about the city we love
| January 17, 2007
The Boston Red Sox
This article originally appeared in the August 17, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Are they racist?
| November 14, 2006
35 things you missed this summer
While you were off baking on the Cape/studying in Uganda/passed out on your couch in Allston, there was plenty happening in Boston this summer. Here’s a handy list.
A season in review
| August 31, 2006
The curse of the grackle
In September of 1969, the NL East division–leading Chicago Cubs were playing the New York Mets at Shea Stadium when a black cat bolted onto the field and ran past the Cubs’ dugout.
| August 23, 2006
Do it eBay
This Red Sox ownership has made it a mission to wring every last dollar out of Fenway Park.
How to bid on ridiculous Sox-orabilia
| July 18, 2006
Red Sox on the silver screen
For those of us who can’t get enough of the Red Sox, but who can’t beg, borrow, or buy a ticket to Fenway Park, there’s good news: the Sox are now playing at the movies.
| July 12, 2006
Remember the '80s?
Times have been tough for professional baseball this year.
Sports Blotter: All-Star Break edition
| July 11, 2006
For new electronic sounds, Boston is considered behind the times.
When Tim Haslett talks, Leggo listens; plus, drones at BCA
| June 01, 2006
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